Packing


1.How do I pack containers?

2. How do I prepare furniture for storage?

3. How do I pack mirrors, windows, pictures, screens and other flat items?

4. How do I know what is in a box after I’ve packed it?

5. How do I prepare appliances for storage?

How do I pack my storage space to best preserve and for easiest access to my items ?

7. Can I store my petrol driven powered tools and equipment?

1.
· Fill containers to capacity. Half full containers can collapse.
· Heavy items like books or tools should be packed in small boxes.
· Protect your fragile goods with bubble wrap and dont place other boxes onto of them.
2.
All furniture
· Cover your furniture with plastic dust covers, sheets, or cotton cloth.
· Wax wood furniture before storing it.
· Use sheets or cotton cloth to cover furniture
Sofas, mattresses, and beds
· Cover end of mattresses and place on the floor.
· Disassemble beds.
· Sofa or pullout beds should not be stored on their sides.

Tables/Shelves and Chairs
· Disassemble tables/shelves and wrap and mark all pieces for easier re-assembly.
· For Small tables cover top and place on floor with legs facing upwards.
. Most lightweight chairs can be stacked “seat to seat” or placed upside down on tables which cannot be disassembled

Dressers
· Use dresser tops for stacking cartons
· Maximize storage space by storing miscellaneous items in dresser drawers.
3. Wrap mirrors and pictures with paper pads, cardboard, or mirror boxes. Label the items and mark them as “FRAGILE.”
· Mirrors, windows, screens, and other flat items should be stored on their sides, never flat.
4.
. Label your boxes on several sides for easy locating.
· Prepare a list of the labeled boxes for easy reference when you need to locate your goods.

5.
. Leave the door slightly ajar on fridges and freezers
. Use valuable storage space inside appliances for other items.
. Ensure the Fridge and/or freezer is clean and dry
· Ensure vacumn cleaners are empty
. Ensure washing machines have been drained fully and the tub is prevented from moving.

6.
· Leave air space around the perimeter to aid ventilation.
· Don’t lean items against the walls.
· Leave a walkway to the rear of your space for easy access.
· Leave a centre aisle for easy access to all items.
· Use all the space available, including height. (But watch the sprinkler head!)
· Place frequently used goods near the door.

7.
You can store petrol powered tools
You must drain all fuel from these items before storing them.